For a long while now I've been looking to do a bit of an epic cycle ride after being inspired by several accounts I've read of daring deeds in the saddle...
Tim Moore's ride around the 2003 Tour De France course and Mike Carter's account of his ride around the entire coast of the UK mainland have been particularly inspirational..
I'm not quite up to one as major as either of those just yet but who knows for the future
I have now decided upon what I think is an achievable 'dip my toes into the water' sort of a ride... Nothing too ambitious for the first one
I'm going to cycle all the way from my adopted home here in Newport Pagnell to my birthplace and real home down in Huish Episcopi in Somerset.
I'll be doing the journey over the course of a full week, looking to ride about 70 or 80 miles a day, travelling light and staying in B&Bs overnight. I'm now busy planning a suitable route out and back that avoids all major A and B roads - I expect that aspect to take some months and I'll be busy riding segments of my planned route(s) to check them. Planning is going to be the key to success here I think.
It's going to be one heck of an adventure and should be good for a few stories. I'll likely try to use it as an opportunity to raise some money for the ME Association.
I plan to do this some time in the spring of 2018 when it's likely to be relatively warm and dry...
Stay tuned for further updates